Alstom in Dubai and Morocco rail talks

Firm also chasing Haramain rail tender

Alstom is seeing a growth in urban transport projects in the Middle East
Alstom is seeing a growth in urban transport projects in the Middle East

French engineering firm Alstom has announced it is in talks for light rail contracts in Dubai and Morocco.

Vice president of business development for transport Marc Chagnas also told Reuters that Alstom was aiming to win a tender for the Haramain rail system linking Jeddah, Makkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

"We see in the Middle East real projects with advanced financing schemes, engineering and that's not forgetting urban transport projects," said Chagnas.

A consortium including Alstrom picked up the US $412 million contract to build phase one of the Al Sufouh tram system in Dubai earlier this year, and the firm is now chasing the $809 million maintenance contract. Meanwhile in Morocco, Alstom has been seeking a deal to supply rolling stock for a Tangier-Casabalanca railway.
 

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